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Engelmann Farm

Shiloh – St. Clair County  |  143 Acres

Type: Public Park and Historic Site

Owned by: St. Clair County

Hours: Open Sunrise to Sunset

Location and Directions: Located south of Shiloh Station Road between IL-158/Air Mobility Drive and Lebanon Ave in Shiloh

309 Shiloh Station Road, Shiloh, IL 62269

Facilities: No restrooms available. Two open-air picnic pavilions with 1 table at each, a walking trail and benches along the trail.  The site also includes two homesteads circa 1860 and 1900 and a private historic cemetery, which is not officially part of the park.

Regulations: Open sunrise to sunset 7 days a week, unless posted otherwise. Dogs allowed on leashes. Parking is located at the entrance to the trail.

Overview

Engelmann Farm is the former 1833 homestead of Friedrich Engelmann, who represented the first great surge of German migration to Illinois.  The 143 acre Engelmann Farm was purchased by HeartLands Conservancy in 2007 to eventually be dedicated as a county park. This property, which sits on one of the highest points in the region, contains two historic houses, eighty acres of high-quality woods and the balance in farmland. A paved walking trail is available. The property is now owned and managed by St. Clair County. Learn more at : https://www.co.st-clair.il.us/departments/parks-department

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